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Tracie - 2010-06-24
I have a neon blue dwarf gourami. I only have one. I believe it is male. It's belly has become huge and bloated looking. He is still eating and swimming. What is wrong with him?

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  • anand - 2010-07-23
    There is one disease which come for fishes the belly become big and it'll die soon it may be the disease. You can do a research on it probably.
  • Joanne - 2010-08-10
    I was told that they will always eat so overfeeding will cause the bloated stomach. Feed only every other day.
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Amanda - 2008-09-09
Believe it or not, Walmart has female eon dwarf gouramis. The best part is, if you have any problems within 90 days, you take them the fish and the reciept and they will refund your money or give you another fish.

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  • Meghan L - 2010-04-04
    I bought mine yesterday at Petco and I got 2. I'm not sure if they're girl girls or boys or both. But one of thm is not using his gills but he was before. I'm not sure if this is a good or bad thing. He's not moving as much as he used to (he was active during the morning) plz let me know if you know anything about what's going on. thanks
  • Tracie - 2010-06-24
    Yes, today I saw neon blue dwarf gouramis at Walmart for $1.84. I couldn't believe it. I paid $6 for mine at Petsmart!
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NO FISHIN AROUND - 2009-09-19
I have a 2 foot long snakeskin gourami, about 50 pounds, very large. He eats pellets, goldfish, white mice, pretty much anything. He also lives with a wolfish about a foot long, all in a 350 gallon tank. I truly sit back and enjoy my tank a lot, it's relaxing.

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  • Alex Burleson - 2011-10-18
    That is a very intriguing pet to have in your home!
  • Ashraf - 2011-11-10
    Snakeskin gouramis don't grow to 2 feet. Giant gouramis do.
  • chris - 2011-11-29
    Sounds like you have a nice big Giant Gourami, not a snakeskin
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Jossy - 2011-02-18
I can easily determine the sexual difference at first sight...(only from adult balloon kissing gouramis)...also I have bred about 1500-2000 fishes at a time.

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  • Gregg Spurlock - 2011-04-13
    Hi Jossy
    I have 3 Pink Balloon Gouramis, size of sliver dollar do not there sexual
    difference of them. Can you help me to tell the male from female on the
    Pink Balloon Gourami. Thank You.
  • Gregg - 2011-11-21
    Hi I have Qty of (6) Pink Balloon Kissing Gouramis. How can you determine
    the sexual difference? I have had these about 6 months now.
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jesse - 2009-07-22
My girlfriend and I have 3 fish tanks. One is a 14 gallon containing 15 fish, 13 of them are a mixture of common goldfish and fantails, the other two are plecos, all get along quite well and have alot of porsonality. The second tank is a 20 gallon we bought a week ago and it contains two kissing gourami, two plecos, three mollies, and two dwarf gourami, one male and one female. The dwarf gourami are wonderful, they usualy stay near the bottom of the tank and hide in a skull ornament, but when they are out and about the tank they show off wonderful color and the male will sometimes closely follow one of the kissing gourami. They are a wonderful addition to a tank and can swim very fast and sometimes jump out of the water. This fish has a great personality. The third tank I bought the morning after we got the 20 gallon, it's a 55 gallon and is a work in progress and I hope by tommorrow (thanks to Animal-World) I will have an amazon puffer and two bosemans rainbow fish to put in it, this site is a great information source.

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Nevyn - 2003-09-15
This is my favourite fish. Im sitting here now watching a Power Blue tending his nest and eggs. For some reason he keeps shooting water at me when I approach, just like an Archer fish would! Amazing.

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  • anand - 2010-07-23
    I have two neon gourami one male and female, male shoots water at me like your fish. It's amazing I don't know why he does that:-)
  • bluegourami - 2011-08-03
    I actually read somewhere that these fish shoot water out to catch bugs and other things that could be hovering over the water. It could just be instinct...he sees you and knows food but innate abilities kick in and he does what he would normally do to catch the food :)
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Cheryl McGettigan - 2012-08-15
My red betta's pelvic fins are losing color. (the tips of pelvic fins are white now) His color is okay everywhere else. Is this norma?

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aditi - 2011-12-30
Hey, I bought a pair of honey gourami fish...but they seems to lil bit aggressive, as one looks all the way it can harm other...can you tell me what can be the reason?

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christine - 2012-11-13
Hi I have a paradise fish that has 2 lumps one near the eye and one on under the stomach they look like they are bleeding what do I do?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-11-13
    Sounds like a fungus.  Try an antifungal.
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Anonymous - 2012-11-03
Hi, I recently got back into fish-keeping after a few years out, and have a 75gallon setup. It is now established and working well. About a month ago, I added a pair of small (2 to 3 inch) golden gouramis. The male was always a little bit of a bully, but never really hurt anything. One morning, I came down and the female was dead. No real signs of damage, so I put it down to a little back luck. Earlier today, I replaced the female with a new one. She is bigger, and had good spirit when in the shop. After introducing her, she is being mercilessly chased and bitten on the body just in front of her tail. Does anyone know if this is an example of typical behavior? Or am I looking at something else? Many thanks Keith

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-11-03
    That is not typical of these fish.  How are water levels?
  • Anonymous - 2012-11-04
    Thanks for your rely, and the confirmation of what I had suspected. Not normal behavior. The water is generally very good, using ammonia and 8 component test strips. Ammonia did go a little high recently, but have vacuumed the bottom, treated with ammonia neutralizing agent and done partial water change. Letting settle a bit. None of the fish seem distressed in any way, and the bullying is tearing the females fins. I was thinking of isolating the male for a little, to see if that would help.
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-11-04
    You may just have a really foul tempered male.  You can try to add a couple more females to the mix.  Might spread out it's aggression and not be to bad.
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